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National Summary


Cold and mostly dry this evening and tonight with a good deal of cloud in places and a little drizzle locally in parts of the south and southwest. Clear periods at times overnight also, with sharp to severe frost and fog developing under cloud breaks. Lowest temperatures will range from + 2 degrees Celsius in the cloudy areas to -2 or -3 degrees Celsius under clear periods. Thickening cloud will bring scattered outbreaks of rain to western coastal fringes towards dawn.


Sunday: Frost and fog clearing gradually in the morning but fog may linger locally. There will be some bright or sunny spells in midland and eastern areas, but overall it will be cold and rather cloudy. Dry in many areas but some rain in western and southwestern areas, mainly on hills and coasts. Maximum temperatures generally only 3 to 6 degrees but 8 or 9 degrees in the southwest and near some western coasts.


General: Cold and frosty at first, with some dense fog. Mild but rather windy, later with a risk of some rain. Sunday night: Cold and frosty overnight, with icy patches. Misty too, with some dense fog in places. Lowest temperatures zero to -3 C. Monday: Mist, fog and frost clearing, to give a dry day, with sunny spells. Top temperatures of 6 to 10 C. Light southerly winds will soon increase moderate to fresh. Cold soon after dark, with frost, but mild and breezy later, as rain moves in across the country from the Atlantic. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 C. Tuesday: Rather cloudy, with patches of rain at times, but some dry periods too. Top temperatures 9 to 11 C., in fresh southerly winds. Mild overnight, with lows of 5 to 8 C. But some further rain is likely in places. The trend through the midweek period is for above normal temperatures with values of 11 or 12 C., expected. But it will be windy with fresh to strong southerly winds. Some rainbelts will be approaching from the Atlantic and these may push in across the country at times. But there is some uncertainty re this aspect and the bulk of the rain may yet become slow moving, near or off our Atlantic Seaboard.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

CALM, Windspeed Not Available, , Fair, 11 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1023, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

East-Southeast, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1022, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1022, Steady

Valentia Automatic

East, 7 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East, 5 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 4 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1024, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Sunday 22 January 2017 Issued at 1800 Saturday 21 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A cold, moderate south to southeast airflow covers Ireland, circulating about an intense anticyclone of 1040hPa over central Europe. A weak front will approach from the Atlantic later tonight and become slow moving on the west coast and weaken during Sunday.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeast or south to southeast force 3 or 4. Becoming southerly or variable force 3 or less tomorrow, slackest in the west.

Weather: Local drizzle, but mostly fair to cloudy at first. Scattered outbreaks of light rain /drizzle on Atlantic coasts later tonight and tomorrow

Visibility: Moderate locally poor in rain or drizzle, otherwise good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 23 January 2017: Light variable winds, becoming moderate southerly on western coasts overnight Sunday. Gradually increasing to strong on Western coasts through Monday and moderate to fresh elsewhere. Patchy rain or drizzle at times on western coasts otherwise mostly fair